Disney World Restaurants You Won’t Go To Again

You have tons of restaurants to choose from during your Disney World visit!

Be Our Guest

You can dine around the world in EPCOT, eat while immersed in fantasy at Magic Kingdom, snack like a celebrity in Hollywood Studios, and try some Safari-inspired eats in Animal Kingdom. But with so many choices, how do you figure out what to eat?! Well, we took to Facebook to ask our readers for some help dwindling down the options!

We asked our readers on Facebook, “What restaurant will you NEVER go to again in Disney World?” Here’s what they said!

Coral Reef

Forget swimming with the fishes, how about dining with the fishes?! Well, this restaurant allows you to do just that, while viewing more than 2,000 amazing sea creatures! While this sounds like a fun dining experience, some disagree.

Coral Reef at EPCOT

One reader liked the atmosphere, but said, “the food is just a little…meh.” Another said the experience is “not worth the money.” And while many readers said the atmosphere was the restaurant’s saving grace, another said “it was not a sensory friendly place.”

Coral Reef Restaurant Restaurant

Rating: 7.07 / 10 Recommended By: 73%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Whispering Canyon

This restaurant is well-known for its Western flare and sassy cast members! And while some find this location charming, others find it to be anything but.

Whispering Canyon Café

Some readers commented on how the location is “bad for people with social anxiety.” The side of attitude guests are served may be a bit much for some to handle, which is good to keep in mind. Others didn’t enjoy the food, with one reader calling it “awful,” and another saying their last 3 visits to the location ranged from “mediocre to horrible.” OUCH.

Whispering Canyon Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 7.78 / 10 Recommended By: 77%
Menus: Children's Dinner, Children's Breakfast/Lunch, Breakfast/Lunch, Dinner
Services: Table Service

Crystal Palace

Here, you can dine in Victorian charm, while taking in the views of Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A. These features should make for the perfect dining spot…right?!

Crystal Palace Dining Room

Well, many of our readers disagree. Most comments about this location stated that the food was “horrible,” with another reader going as far as to say that their lunch last year was “hands down the worst meal we have ever had at Disney.”

Crystal Palace Restaurant

Rating: 7.44 / 10 Recommended By: 80%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

Tony’s Town Square

This Italian restaurant is where Lady and the Tramp shared their first kiss, and like the Crystal Palace, it’s also located on Main Street, U.S.A. Unfortunately, this location is also not a favorite of our readers.

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

One reader said the food “tasted like canned pasta,” while another said each time there is “worse than the previous visit.” Another said they know to avoid this place based on their own experience, but “my love for Lady and the tramp keeps telling me I have to go!”

Tony's Town Square Restaurant

Rating: 7.02 / 10 Recommended By: 74%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Be Our Guest

Dining at the Beast’s enchanted castle — what could possibly go wrong?! Well, apparently, the food.

Be Our Guest’s main dining room

One reader said the “quality and quantity are not worth the price,” while another added that the experience is “ridiculously expensive now.” One commenter summed it up with, “over salted, overrated, and the grey stuff ain’t delicious.”

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Rating: 7.59 / 10 Recommended By: 84%
Menus: Dinner, Lunch, Children's Lunch, Children's Dinner, Breakfast, Children's Breakfast
Services: Table Service , Quick Service , Kiosk

We got 871 responses from this post, so these were only some of the restaurants our readers shared. And, if you’re looking for a good Disney World Resort Hotel restaurant, check out the list of the 10 Best Disney World Restaurants, made by our AllEars readers!

The 10 Best Disney World Resort Hotel Restaurants

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8 Replies to “Disney World Restaurants You Won’t Go To Again”

  1. Our family just came back from Disney world. We ate at Crystal Palace & Whispering Canyon and loved both! Crystal Palace was a lovely spot to relax & refuel. The views are beautiful as well. We took the boat from Fort Wilderness to eat dinner at Whispering Canyon. For our family we loved the experience and the food. We are the kind of family who really has negative feelings about ‘Ohana (as in we didn’t like it) 🤣

  2. Be Our Guest is a must do for my kids when we visit MK, not really for the food but the experience. They love dining inside Beast’s castle and have a blast decorating their own dessert. While I agree the food is overpriced the atmosphere is amazing. Although I wish they’d bring back the escargot, as that was the only place to try the French delicacy.

  3. In May went to Jiko, Yachtsman’s Steakhouse and Brown Derby. The food was all pretty good but what I’ve noticed is the service is off. Its like they hired people who have no experience in restaurants and are just there filling in. I know it must be tough post covid hiring ffor all the open job slots at WDW but it is affecting some areas of the park more than others

    1. Loved the castle and the beast scared the hell out of the grandkids. Best dinner at Disney. The grey stuff is fabulous and the steaks are much better than LeCellier

  4. Crystal Palace is a great place to for for breakfast if you have little kids. Breakfast is cheaper than dinner and you used to be able to make a reservation for earlier than the official opening time of the park so you could enter early and already be at the entrance to Adventureland before the park opened. The close interaction with the “Pooh Characters” are great for young children. My last trip was “pre-CCP virus”.

      1. I used to like Crystal Palace before it became a character event and the food was pretty good. I personally like Tony’s Town Square restaurant and eat there at least once per visit. However compared to the restaurants in the Italian Pavilion in World Showcase, Tony’s fails by comparison.